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LEMF and a whole lot more lead up to Whoop Up Days

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You can take a bit of a breather this week in preparation for a wicked musical  line up for Whoop-Up Days. Or not. Because there are still a lot of excellent shows beginning with Keith Catfish Woodrow’s blues jam tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Slice.

 Good Times has decided to start featuring music. Tonight, they feature Courteny , B.C. Thrash/death metal band  Liberatia and Maple Ride metal band Truent. Admission is $10 at the door.

James Swinney aka folk/country musician Corduruoy Brown plays  Good Times on Friday night.  at 8 p.m.  and local comedian Ainsley McPhail performs two shows, on Saturday, Aug.17 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

But things really begin Wednesday, Aug. 14 with a solo show at the Owl with Miss Quincy’s Jody Peck, playing a set of new songs inspired by working in northern B.C. as a bush cook. She will be joined by Sarah Burton, who has been living in Austin, Texas for the past severaDJ Slynk at LEMF last year. LEMF is on Saturday. Photo by Richard Ameryl years.
Admission is by donation.

 That is competing with the August edition of the Windy City Opry at the Slice, featuring Montana stomp-grass band Dodgy Mountain men who add some blues, soul and rock and roll into the mix plus Southern Manitoba country and western songwriter and Joe Wilson and host Shaela Miller, opening  the show at 8 Admission is $10.

Instead of The Slice’s weekly Thursday open mic, the night will rock  with a superjam featuring  King Bull and  the Dizzy Mystics and local psychedelic rock band the Decadent Phase. Admission is $10.

 The rock continues at the Slice with Red Deer’s Dusty Tucker, Calgary Thrash metal band lacuna,, Edmonton thrash metal band Rising Sun and local metal band Divide and Conquer.
 The Slice has an eclectic show on Saturday, Aug. 17 with local rapper Bomb Hugg, Acronym, and local alternative rock duo Cope and trio the Mormon Girls. Things are considerably mellower at the Owl Acoustic lounge with local folk/ roots musician George Arsene, alt country band Smokes, Let Go and  Edmonton’s Swear by The Moon performing beginning at 9 p.m.

 Local indie folk musician Tyson Ray Borsboom is holding an album fundraiser  at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Saturday, Aug. 17 with special guest Kevin Giron. Admission is by donation.

Elsewhere, local ’90s cover band Uncovered say farewell to their lead singer Alison Hawkins at Mojo’s Pub, Aug. 16.
 The Bamboo Guppies will be rocking Casino Lethbridge, Friday And Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17.
Local roots trio the Karen Romanchuk 3 help the Lethbridge Library celebrate 100 years of service with two shows, Saturday, Aug. 17.

 They will be performing at the downtown branch from 1 -2 p.m. then race across town to play Crossings Branch on the west side., at 3 p.m.

The downtown will be bumping with the sounds of scratches , beats and bass, Saturday, Aug. 17  as the Eight annual Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival features over 30 DJs performing between 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in Galt Gardens.
There is no cover to attend the event which also features a beer gardens, kids zone, food trucks, artisans and plenty of family friendly fun.

Whoop Up Days begins Tuesday with the Whoop Up Days parade, but then kicks into high gear with a whole lot of country music.
Allee kicks off the Ex Stage at 7 p.m. followed by Aaron Goodvin at 8 p.m. And Corb Lund plays his first Whoop Up Days show at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $38 at the Gate and $31 in advance.Medicine hat duo Mahoney put their own stamp on classic covers in the Let ’Er buck saloon.Wednesday is pretty eclectic with Calgary country/roots band the Mariel Buckley Band kicking things off at  7 p.m. They will be followed by Nuela Charles’ soulful pop  stylings at 8 p.m.. Sam Roberts Band will rock the night away beginning at 9:30 p.m playing a plethora of their hits.
 Ryan Lindsay plays the Let ’Er Buck Saloon. Tickets are $43 at the gate, $36 in advance.

 Thursday will be another eclectic night on the Ex stage as Mohawk/ African Canadian soul/ R and b/Rock and roll and blues band the Julian Taylor band begin the night at 7 p.m.
 Edmonton based indie rock band Scenic Rout e To Alaska take the Ex at 8 p.m. And Lethbridge Welcomes Burlington, Ontario based indie rock/pop/ folk band Walk Off The Earth to the stage at 9:30 p.m.
The Justin Hogg Band play the Let Er Buck Saloon. Tickets are $38 at the gate, $31 in advance.
 Friday night is the night to rock pop style with Hamilton alternative rock trio the Dirty Nil playing at 7 p.m followed by Vancouver pop duo Dear Rouge at 8 p.m. The Arkells rock the night away at 9:30 p.m.. Several country band s , the Abrams, Garrett Gregory and the Justin Hogg Band are in the Let ’er buck saloon. Tickets are $43 at the gate $36 in advance .
Whoop up Days ends , Saturday, Aug. 24 with a whole lot of hip hop and rap with Harman B beginning at 7 p.m., the Notorious YEG following at 8 p.m. and Atlanta rapper  Lil Jon closing things off at 9:30 p.m.
 For a contract to that rising country star  the Chris  Buck band play the Let Er Buck Saloon with Karac Hendriks. Tickets are $43 at the Gate and $36 in advance.

—By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 August 2019 10:26 )  
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